Cansler, Melanie
May 1991
21st Century;May91, Vol. 2 Issue 9, p12
The article reveals that elephants in Africa are now considered as endangered species. Elephants are usually killed for their ivory tusks. Their tusks are added to a jewelry collection or transformed into a mantlepiece. The author thinks that a boycott should be organized against ivory products to stop the declining population of the species.


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